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From: Kathy Gunter Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Website with personal information
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 19:07:16 -0400
www.whois.sc did not produce the name of the website owner.
Yes, as I stated, I know that public information is available from
The issue is not that the information was gathered from public records.
The issue is that personal correspondence and conversation is published.
That is a different situation than you address. And it is an ethical and
a sensibility issue.
adrian brisee wrote:
> Kathy - To contact the website owner go to www.whois.sc and type in the domain name. The owner of the website is under no obligation to remove the information, as long as it is not covered under financial or medical laws (such as HIPAA). Some governments have been publishing and freely distributing vital records of living people for decades. Newspapers have been doing it for centuries. Transferring this info from a pulp medium to an electronic medium doesn't break any laws...legal or moral.
> --- On Fri, 7/17/09, Kathy Gunter Sullivan <> wrote:
>> From: Kathy Gunter Sullivan <>
>> Subject: [APG] Website with personal information
>> Date: Friday, July 17, 2009, 5:14 PM
>> To all you experienced Internet
>> gurus. Here is a problem.
>> There is a website with personal information of a living
>> person (name,
>> birth date, address, spouse's name, children, parents, and
>> so on). The
>> "owner" of the website is listed, but contact capability is
>> not provided
>> and the Help section of the home page of the commercial
>> website offers
>> no avenue to remove information about an individual.
>> Please, it is not relevant to this inquiry that personal
>> information is
>> available on the Internet about individuals. This question
>> is about
>> removing the individual's personal information from this
>> "owner's" website.
>> Thanks for any advice,
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